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71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
+44 1507 527004
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the room was excellent .the food was to die for I've never had carpaccio or venison like this it was beautiful.the staff were lovely and very attentive,it was a fabulous weekend and highly recommended thank you all we will definitely be back asap

Thank Carol B
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the restaurant six times previously, and last night was our poorest experience of what had always been a first class dining experience. Basically the problem is the decline in service standards (last visit was over a year ago). When paying over £300 for a four person meal, I expect the service standard to be as exceptional as... More 

1 Thank PaulandLoraine
Derby, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passed the Magpie over the years and thought that it looked a really inviting place to go. Finally we stayed over in one of their lovely rooms and had dinner which was excellent, I really like the chef because of his menu diversity and the hard work he must put in to make it happen, my wild boar dish had... More 

Thank Peter R
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Returned to the restaurant for another excellent evening, lovely atmosphere, great staff, and truly exceptional food

Thank Stephen H
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The food here is excellent, but the one thing that really 'lets it down' is they limit you to one bread roll each, and even if you ask nicely, they will not allow you any more of their excellent bread, which I find unbelievable! It would make such a difference to my overall thoughts and review of this restaurant, as... More 

Thank percyLincolnshire
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Wow I've got to say the food here is excellent, we had the set Saturday dinner and we both found the choice and presentation of the food was fantastic. The young staff were friendly and polite, the one negative was the old girl on front of house, from us arriving till leaving she never smiled or engaged with any customers.... More 

Thank Geoff H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We decided to dine here as a little bit of a celebration for my belated 30th birthday and my girlfriends new job and I must say it was an evening to remember!! The restaurant has a wonderful ambience, you take a seat in the soft seating area and a very polite lady asked us if we wanted drinks, we decided... More 

1 Thank Scott H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

All courses we had were very delicious. Even prepared a vegan menu for one of our party. the lounge area is a little cramped but the restaurant is self is a great atmosphere. Would potentially benefit from a tasting menu

Thank D55aphnes
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We were on a day out looking around horncastle t of understanding some Georgian furniture when we came across magpies. It was a very rainy day so we decided to pop in to wait for the rain to pass and never again. We didn't realise they had a dress code my husband did have trainers and a t-shirt on which... More 

2 Thank mrsjjs
Horncastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

An absolutely fantastic lunch deal of £15.95 for 3 courses (which has to be pre-booked). Elegant restaurant; friendly, attentive service and delicious food.

Thank vh123452016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Horncastle
  • Phone Number: +44 1507 527004
The Magpies Restaurant with Rooms is over two hundred years old and converted from three cottages. Owned by Caroline and Andrew Gilbert for seven years, this year they have added three deluxe ensuite bedrooms. They are members of 'Tastes of Lincolnshire' and use mainly locally sourced produce. They also provide afternoon tea.'The Magpies' is situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds in the old market town of Horncastle which is also famous for its antique shops.Lunch: Wed to Fri and SunDinner:Wed to Sun Aternoon tea: Wed to Sun The restaurant is open for Christmas Day and New Year.Closed Monday & Tuesday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?